Quakers edged by Transy
WC loses pair of duals
November 12, 2011
Victoria Burcham touched third in the 100-yard backstroke.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — In a dual meet that came down to the final event, Wilmington College was edged by Transylvania University Saturday afternoon.
The Quakers lost to the Pioneers, 67-53, and dropped a 109-23 decision to Wittenberg University in dual-meet action.
Against Transy, the Quakers entered the 200 freestyle relay needing a win to earn a tie against the home-standing Pioneers. Transy, though, nipped Wilmington to take the victory.
“The kids raced really well. To have a team step up this early in the season and to not back down against two very good teams is awesome,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “It was a different format with different scoring. There was more pressure involved. When you step up on the block and you know you have to win a race to keep alive your team’s chances of winning the meet, it puts pressure on you. Our kids responded to that pressure all day long.”
Lisa Fetters (Hamilton/Badin) had a strong meet for the Quakers, finishing third in the 50 freestyle with a lifetime best 26.78.
“Lisa is doing what we ask of all our athletes, and that is to get better every week,” Breen said. “She is ridding herself of some of the mistakes she has made in the past and is starting to swim really, really well.”
Victoria Burcham (Urbana) touched third in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200 backstroke.
Freshman Addie Roberts (Franklin) turned in strong performances in the 200 and 500 freestyle races.
“Addie was 4 seconds faster than last week in the 500 and was close to a lifetime best in the 200,” Breen said. “She is just getting a little bit faster every week, which is a lot of fun.”
Julie Creech (Dayton/Centerville) touched third in both the 100 and 200 butterfly.